Bobby Hebert - worried about Bucs, but bad weather helps Saints

Kristian Garic
December 08, 2018 - 7:30 pm

The Saints tangle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday in Raymond James Stadium.  The Bucs beat the Saints back in week one in a wild shootout 48-40 in the Superdome. Fast forward three months later and the Saints ripped off 10 straight wins before losing last week to the Cowboys.  

Tampa is on a two-game winning streak with a 5-7 record and in the hunt for a wild card berth. “I’m worried about this game,” said Bobby Hebert.  “The Saints offense will move the ball; I’m not worried about that.  People don’t realize just how good the Buccaneers are on offense,” the Cajun Cannon added.  Tampa leads the league in total offense and third down efficiency.  

But, threatening, nasty weather will impact the rematch, and help slow down the Buccaneers offense “Without a doubt that gives the Saints the advantage,” concludes Hebert. “Tampa is built like the Saints used to be built.  They rely on big, explosive plays in the passing game, but don’t have much going in the running game,” Hebert said.  

The Saints, on the other hand, are more balanced in the run and pass.  “I love the Saints in bad weather, because of their offensive line and running game.  The Saints won’t rely on the passing game, and if the passing game is taken away by bad field conditions, the Saints can just run the ball thirty times and win the game,” added the Cannon. 

The Saints are 8.5 point favorites on the road, and could clinch the NFC South with a victory.

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